Bagatellen began as a blog in early 2003, spearheaded by five music writers with enthusiasm for various areas of improvised music. The site was a natural outgrowth of — rather than a response to — the dynamics of online community forums, tempered by a dash of slight frustration with print publications of the time.
Writers and reviewers have come and gone since 2003. The site has enjoyed many contributors — three regulars at its most trim, around fifteen at our most active. By virtue of the free turnstile, Bagatellen’s content continues to be rather dynamic. A search of the archives will yield a multitude of musical (and other) subjects, such as aggressive jazz-based improv, experimental music, electro-acoustic improvisation, and various genres of film.
The masthead is amoebic, should there be doubt, but does what it can to promote music that otherwise might not have a forum.
Bagatellen now advertises. Because we want more neat pictures to display. But mostly for the pimping of interesting record labels, musicians, and sister websites.
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